Learn digital video editing

Course Dates: 15/02/23 - 22/03/23
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Interested in editing your own videos? You may have heard of Premiere Pro or Final Cut. DaVinci Resolve is free and arguably better then both. Come and learn how to use it. Hollywood already does. Please note: the Da Vinci Resolve software needs to be downloaded and tested before the first class.
The software is not suitable for use with a phone, tablet, iPad and some older computers.
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Course Code: VG178

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Finished Wed, day, 15 Feb - 22 Mar '23

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This is an introduction to the professional editing programme DaVinci Resolve and the basic principles of editing moving image footage. We'll guide you through the essential tools and how to work with professionally shot material to cut your own movie. We will cover various aspects of editing, both the technical and the more conceptual - including inserts and overlays, A/B rolls and narrative sequencing concepts, sound management and output.

What will we cover?

Have an overview of the Da Vinci Resolve interface
Understand the basics of the editing process
Importing footage (with audio)
Performing some basic edits like insert and overlay
Manipulate volume
Export your project in an appropriate format.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Identify different windows and their roles in Da Vinci Resolve
- Import footage with audio
- Perform an insert and overlay edit
- Tell the difference between the two
- Use key frames to manipulate the sound
- Export the project (make a movie) in an appropriate format.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is designed for complete beginners/ learners, though experience with other editing software will be an advantage. Basic computer literacy and skills are also important.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Film and Animation.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Our high definition cameras and the latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Have a look at our vast film and video offer on the links above. Alternatively feel free to contact the department on visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk to discuss options with our friendly subject specialists.

Lily Markiewicz Tutor Website

Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.